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Epson Stylus C86 smearing

My Epsone Stylus C86 smears yellow ink on edges of printed pages. I also have black slotches occasionally, as if the printer has spit black ink on my print. It's lovely.
Any help on how to fix it so that I get clean prints once again??
Printer utilities do not solve the issue.

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Your printer has ink build up inside it. This comes from cleaning cartridges and builds-up steadily over time. Remove top cover. Wet a cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol (available at drug stores) and clean the inside. use a cotton bud where the swab gets entangled.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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